Hi, I have a 1981 CJ7 6 cyl auto. I started it yesterday and there was a rattling sound coming from the gearbox/clutch area. It sounds like a loose exhaust baffle but it definitely isn't coming from the exhaust. When put in drive or reverse and then put under load there is a rattling/clattering sound. The sound disappears when up to speed. Any suggestions gratefully received! Thanks, Nigel.
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Re: Jeep CJ7 clutch/gearbox rattle
It could be a universal joint and not the trans at all.Put your jeep in park and get under it and check for play at each end of the shaft(try turning it by hand counterclockwise and clockwise then try moving it up and down and side to side) If there is any play at all you, need universal joints. Your jeep may also have a hanger bearing.....Check it for play as well I hope this helps! Keep me posted.
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Where is this rattling sound coming from? If it is the transmission, I would check to see if all the gears are properly seated. I would just double check all of the machinery that you took off by removing it again and re-checking the insides of what you replaced and if all is good, replace it again and check.
Hi Ioscar, If it's a sound sort of like a rattling sound then I'd suggest you check your mountings. That means the engine, gear box and exhaust. If what you're getting is a shudder, I'd suggest that either the clutch plate or the clutch cover (pressure plate) are defective. and should be replaced. If it's a vibration, check the universal joints and prop shaft center bearing for seizure or wear. Regards Johngee10
If you notice a change in the rattle,when you depress the clutch pedal it is most likely in the clutch,or the linkage.The release bearing will most often have a squeal or a hissing sound.The clutch fork can rattle, if the ball pivot retainer is broken.You may feel some unwanted slack in the clutch opperation,and you may be able to adjust this out,but maybe not, with a hydraulic clutch.
It's not normal, it sounds like the throwout bearing may be making the noise. It's hard to say how long it will hold up. I've seen them make noise for a while. I would check the fluid level in the clutch master cylinder.
this sounds like an adjustment issue. you did not mention the mileage...The clutch is released by a bearing, this release bearing needs to come back off of the fingers of the clutch pressure place, early wear and noise happens.
Near the end of the clutch life, you may find that you cannot release any more, if your model is adjustable.
I would say it is your clutch (In your case it more than likely the throw out bearing if you hear rattle sound.) with the amount of miles and the year of the vehicle. Clutch plates, just like brake pads, eventually wear out. Consider yourself fortunate that you have gone this far without having to replace it.
Two reasons for this. Rattling is usually faulty pressure plate which means clutch overhaul. Depending on which Focus some have a rubber mounted flywheel which dies and must be replaced. Either way its gearbox out and check. First check all gearbox and engine mounts, but it sounds more serious.